|Full name||William Robert Simon Gidman|
14 February 1985 |
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Domestic team information|
|2002||Gloucestershire Cricket Board|
|2011–2014||Gloucestershire (squad no. 23)|
|2015–2016||Nottinghamshire (squad no. 24)|
|2016||→ Kent (on loan)|
|FC debut||8 August 2007 Durham v Sri Lanka A|
|LA debut||29 August 2002 Gloucestershire CB v Surrey CB|
Source: CricInfo, 22 May 2017
William Robert Simon Gidman (born 14 February 1985) is a professional cricketer currently playing for Kent County Cricket Club. He is a left-handed batsman and bowls right-arm medium paced deliveries. He has previously played county cricket for Durham, Gloucestershire and Nottinghamshire and spent a period on loan at Kent towards the end of the 2016 season before joining the club permanently in October 2016.
Gidman began his career with Gloucestershire before signing for Durham in 2006. He made his first-class cricket debut against Sri Lanka A in 2007, but did not play another first class match again until 2010, which prompted a move away from the north-east.
Gidman's career best figures in first-class matches came in the same match for Gloucestershire in September 2013. In the game against Leicestershire at Bristol, he took career best bowling figures of 6/15 on Day 1, and then scored 143 with the bat on Day 2. Gloucestershire went on to win the game be an innings and 138 runs.
In August 2014, Gidman, who would have been out of contract at Gloucestershire at the end of the season and had turned down a new contract with the county, signed a three-year contract with Nottinghamshire. In July 2016, having missed the first half of the English season with an ankle injury, Gidman signed a one-month loan deal with Kent. The loan was later extended to the remainder of the season and, following a successful period at the county, Gidman signed a permanent contract with Kent in October 2016 having been released by Nottinghamshire after playing in eight matches for the county in his two years with them.
Career best performances
as of 11 February 2017
|FC||143||Gloucestershire v Leicestershire||Bristol||2013||6/15||Gloucestershire v Leicestershire||Bristol||2013|
|LA||94||Kent v Windward Islands||Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua||2016/17||4/36||Durham Dynamos v Hampshire Royals||Chester-le-Street||2010|
|T20||40*||Gloucestershire Gladiators v Surrey Lions||The Oval||2011||2/23||Gloucestershire v Surrey||Cheltenham||2014|
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- Will Gidman signs for Kent following his release by Nottinghamshire, Kent Online, 2016-10-24. Retrieved 2016-10-24.
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